In the sixth stanza of the poem, the poet uses hyperbole to exaggerate the verbal and mental attack that she experiences from her oppressors, the white. In the poem, the poet likens the critical comments that have been spoken by the white to the bullet. Just like bullets, words are often powerful and hurtful if you use it to attack another. Other than that, the poet also exaggerates the way the people gaze at her and that can even cut and hurt her as they often feel that mentallly destructive. Last but not least, the poet exaggerated about how the hatefulness of the external can kill her. The reason why she exaggerated the sentence is because most of the people who experienced racism often feel destructive and hyperbole allows them to set off the messages of the stanza.